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Palfinger to showcase new cranes and telematics systems

Palfinger has announced it will unveil its latest digitisation and service developments, including telematics systems, new crawler cranes and augmented reality support.

The company plans to showcase the new products at bauma 2019, which will include special virtual reality simulators to explore the new offerings.

A new telematics system will be on display which comprises of two applications, a fleet monitoring web application for managers and schedulers, and an Operator Monitor mobile app for crane operators. It aims to use these two tools to boost efficiency and productivity by showing which equipment is in operation, its location and how long the crane and load can optimally be deployed.

A new boom tip controller for loader cranes will be unveiled called Smart Boom Control, which aims to make equipment easier to operate.

Palfinger will also showcase its new series of crawler cranes, which can be mounted on a truck or operated on its own stabilisers without the need for a crawler.

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New TEC models will be on display, including 10 new models in the 25-37 tonne-metre class.

These cranes are the PK 37.002 TEC 7 with continuous slewing system, PK 35.002 TEC 5 with rack and pinion slewing system, PK 30.002 TEC 7 continuous with Smart Boom Control, and PK 26.002 TEC 3 with rack and pinion slewing system. Additionally, the first TEC crane in the 50 to 60 tonne-metre class, the PK 58.002 TEC 7 prototype, will be on display as well.

Other models will include the PK 24.001 SLD 6 and PK 21.501 SLD 3 from the SOLID range, which are the first SLD class in the heavier 20 to 25 tonne-metre class. The PK 135.002 TEC 7 heavy duty crane will also be on display at the event.

Two new models of access platforms will also be showcases, the P 220 BK and P 280 CK. These Light class NX models have been designed for use in municipal applications and can be operated by anybody holding a standard driving licence.

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